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6/1/08

Contrary to popular notions about what is normal or healthy, new research has found that it is okay not to express one's thoughts and feelings after experiencing a collective trauma, such as a school shooting or terrorist attack.

6/2/08

Stuart Fischman, D.M.D., professor emeritus of oral diagnostic sciences in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, will receive the 2008 Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Research Award from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) at its 86th General Session and Exhibition to be held July 2-5 in Toronto.

6/3/08

The vast green lawn in front of Hayes Hall on the University at Buffalo's South (Main Street) Campus will once again transform into an entertainment destination this summer as UB opens its second annual performance series for the community, "UB on the Green."

6/3/08

Seventeen students in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing received awards and scholarships at the school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/3/08

Twenty-five graduates of the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences received awards during the school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/4/08

The Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction, affiliated with the University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education and dedicated to helping children struggling with reading or writing, is accepting applications for the fall semester.

6/4/08

Structural engineers at the University at Buffalo are conducting some of the most comprehensive experiments ever attempted to develop methods of evaluating and designing steel buildings so that they will be less vulnerable to collapse during strong earthquakes.

6/5/08

A program designed by University at Buffalo researchers to increase mathematics achievement in pre-kindergarten students has proven successful in a large-scale study in Buffalo and Boston.

6/6/08

At today's University at Buffalo Business Partners Day 2008, UB announced a slate of new, improved ways for business, government and community organizations in Buffalo Niagara and throughout the upstate region to access UB's vast array of top-notch technical resources and talent.

6/6/08

The University at Buffalo has created an annual UB Faculty Entrepreneur Award to recognize faculty who demonstrate the vision and perseverance to translate their discoveries and inventions into products that save lives, relieve suffering or otherwise improve the well-being of individuals and communities.

6/6/08

Anne E. Meyer of Eggertsville, director of the Buffalo site of the Industry/University Center for Biosurfaces (IUCB), has been named a fellow in biomaterials science and engineering by the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUSBSE).

6/9/08

University at Buffalo undergraduate Mindy Underhill straddles a ceiling beam, checking the joists in a home going up on Buffalo's East Side. Underhill, a junior speech and hearing science major from Marilla, N.Y., is one of a team of young women working on what they call "the girls' house." It is one of four new homes being built this year by Habitat for Humanity with major assistance from 36 UB students, and it is the 41st such house since 1990.

6/10/08

Twenty-six Western New York business professionals have graduated from the Executive MBA program in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

6/10/08

Forty-nine Western New York business professionals have graduated from the Professional MBA program in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

6/10/08

Forty Western New York business owners, operators and high-level managers have graduated from the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) Core program in the University at Buffalo School of Management, and 10 have graduated from the school's Advanced CEL program.

6/11/08

The University at Buffalo announced today a $10 million gift from Jeremy M. Jacobs, his wife, Margaret, and family to establish the Jacobs Institute, which will support research and clinical collaboration on the causes, treatment and prevention of heart and vascular diseases.

6/12/08

Latin speakers have few opportunities to get together with their peers for a good yak. That's because, dead or alive, Latin is taught to be read, not spoken. But plenty of <i>garrire et blaterare</i> (babble and chat) will take place the weekend of June 27-29 at the <i>Conventiculum Buffaloniense:</i> The Buffalo Spoken Latin Workshop, sponsored by the University at Buffalo Department of Classics.

6/12/08

Most recent college graduates would love to forget the experience of "cramming" before a big exam, but two University at Buffalo graduates who spent 96 hours last semester doing just that have received multiple awards in the international 2008 Mathematical Contest in Modeling, in which 1,162 teams competed from universities around the world.

6/13/08

Professional engineers and scientists from New York and other states are attending an annual University at Buffalo workshop this month to learn from Western New York's experiences about how best to restore streams and other waterways so they can be enjoyed for generations.

6/16/08

Scientists at the University at Buffalo have created a mutant worm that changes color when it moves. The color change is generated by an optical sensor called stFRET. The sensor is composed of a pair of fluorescent molecules connected by a molecular spring that is inserted into structural proteins in the worm's cells.

6/17/08

Two University at Buffalo Law School professors have taken steps to make the school a world-renowned center for confronting what they call the epidemic of domestic-violence crimes, locally and internationally, using their teaching positions to coordinate a network of domestic violence advocacy that so far reaches from the classrooms of UB's O'Brian Hall to at least two other continents.

6/17/08

Experiments conducted in the laboratory of University at Buffalo chemist John P. Richard were spotlighted recently in the national scientific press, including a news article in the journal <i>Nature</i>, because they led to the retractions of two important scientific papers.

6/17/08

Bloodsucking pests like bat fleas and bat flies may not sound very appealing to the rest of us, but to University at Buffalo biologist Katharina Dittmar de la Cruz, Ph.D., they are among the most successful creatures evolution has ever produced.

6/19/08

How did 19th-century immigrants maintain relationships with loved ones thousands of miles away, much less preserve ties with pasts rooted in places they had left voluntarily? In his critically acclaimed book, "Authors of Their Lives: The Personal Correspondence of British Immigrants to North America in the Nineteenth Century," David A. Gerber, Ph.D., analyzes the cycle of correspondence between immigrants and their homelands to uncover the critical role played by letters in reformulating personal relationships made vulnerable by separation.

6/19/08

Founded more than 70 years ago, the University at Buffalo Poetry Collection was the first to archive the manuscripts and artifacts of living writers, many of them largely unknown outside their field and some of whom were considered outrageous. Today they are famous and however wild and wooly it was when archived, this enormous trove of material written on the vanguard is "ripe" today and widely accepted as seminal to some of the most important movements and literary forms of the 20th century.

6/16/08

The University at Buffalo Art Gallery will present an exhibition featuring graphic posters and an interactive, multimedia installation by NLXL, a design studio for visual communication and interaction design based in The Hague, July 1-25.

6/19/08

Karl D. Fiebelkorn of Getzville, associate dean for student affairs and professional relations in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, received the 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award at the pharmacy school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/19/08

Seventeen students attending the University at Buffalo School of Social Work received awards during the school's recent commencement ceremony.

6/19/08

The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will offer Explore the Arts, its theatrical arts summer program for children entering grades 5-8 July 7-11 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Registration and fee are required.

6/20/08

Anticipating what is likely to be one of the most interesting elections in modern history, University at Buffalo professor of political science James E. Campbell and Michael S. Lewis-Beck, professor of political science at the University of Iowa, have assembled the insights of prominent election forecasters in a special issue of the International Journal of Forecasting published this month.

6/24/08

UB Facilities has identified a fault in an underground power cable as the source of a Monday morning power outage on UB's South Campus.

6/24/08

The Buffalo Partnership Scholars Program has chosen three outstanding Buffalo Public Schools graduating seniors to receive full four-year tuition scholarships at the University at Buffalo.

6/25/08

Persons with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can relieve their symptoms as effectively by following a self-administered, at-home cognitive behavioral program as they can by undergoing a 10-week in-office program administered by a trained therapist, a new pilot study has shown.

6/25/08

WBFO 88.7 FM, a major public service of the University at Buffalo, has recently received a gift from the Donald F. and Barbara L. Newman Foundation in the amount of $25,000. The donation will be used toward funding of the new tower and antenna that will improve service to WBFO's audience in Western New York, the Southern Tier and Southern Ontario, and will extend service to approximately 50,000 people to the northeast, east and southeast of the station's current broadcast reach.

6/25/08

In recognition of a $250,000 gift to the University at Buffalo Law School, one of the school's most-used lecture halls will become known as the Gordon and Gretchen Gross Classroom following dedication ceremonies on July 1.

6/26/08

Amherst residents attending the University at Buffalo were named to the Dean's List for the spring 2008 semester for achieving a grade-point average of 3.6 or higher.

6/26/08

The University at Buffalo is looking for high-achieving middle school students to fill remaining slots in its two-week summer mathematics and science camp at the Buffalo Museum of Science.

6/27/08

It's well documented that children of obese parents are at risk of becoming obese early in life, and that obese children are at risk of becoming obese adults. Now, in the first study of its kind in the U.S., University at Buffalo researchers, who have been at the forefront of the fight against childhood obesity for nearly three decades, will test a family-based weight-control intervention in three large pediatric practices in Western New York, funded by a $2.58 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

6/27/08

Twenty years after it was constructed to serve the needs of the University at Buffalo's growing engineering programs, the Engineering Trailer Complex on UB's North (Amherst) Campus was demolished to make way for a new School of Engineering and Applied Sciences building.

6/5/08

An article in Business First reports SmartPill Corp., a UB research spin-off, has received a boost from key investors for it's plan to move component assembly to Buffalo from Los Angeles.